10 best PlayStation exclusive games ranked

PlayStation has some of the best exclusive video games out of any console. So it's time to find out which of them are the best.

The Last of Us Part II Remastered for PS5. Image courtesy Sony PlayStation
The Last of Us Part II Remastered for PS5. Image courtesy Sony PlayStation /
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10. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

If you were to take the visual fidelity of a Pixar movie and turn it into a video game with top-notch level design, then the result would be Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. This charming adventure was designed to showcase the true power of the PS5 when it was first released, and it succeeded without a problem. The game allows players to travel through different worlds in a heartbeat with almost no loading times involved, and it has big set pieces that wouldn't have been possible to achieve on the PS4. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is not only a true generational leap but a great time as well.

Insomniac Games showed its expertise yet again in creating original, over-the-top weapons that are fun and addicting to use (which has become a staple of the Ratchet & Clank series by this point). Action sequences are fast-paced and, even if the game's innocent look might indicate otherwise, sometimes they can be very challenging, allowing for a few rather difficult levels. Fortunately, players will have a literal arsenal of weapons under their hands to deal with those demanding situations, resulting in explosive sequences that look very cinematic thanks to the game's graphics and set pieces.

The gameplay also shines when traversing the surface of certain planets. Hoverboots make a return in the series, and they are extra fast here. It feels almost as if you were playing a prototype for a Flash video game, with responsive and tight mechanics. Besides, there's a jaw-dropping sequence where players have to grind on rails to escape the destruction occasioned by a giant robot called The Fixer. If you've played through that section in the game you know just how epic and iconic it is.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart graphics are not the only aspect of the game worthy of being in a Pixar film. Its story is charming, emotional, personal, and even sad at times, which could fit perfectly in a (good) Disney project. It takes players on a rollercoaster of emotions that culminates in the best way possible. Besides, it introduces two new characters to the series in the form of Rivet and Kit, who instantly became fan favorites and welcome additions to the saga. Even if the game is a little too short for its own good and doesn't have a whole lot of replay value, it is one of the best PlayStation exclusives ever made without a doubt.